Tow bar for motorbike carrier

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  1. tobytenblue

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    I need a towbar fitted so that I can carry my small motorbike (Honda C90) on the towball. Van is an Autoquest 120 on a Peugeot chassis. Will require that the bike to be rolled on and off easily cos I don't do lifting. Wondering about where to get the job done and how much my plan is going to cost me. I live in Somerset, any ideas? :Smile:
     
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    Witter Towbar for Elldis

    Thanks Rob, my van is 2008. Your comments are very informative and it seems that its not going to overly expensive. I'm not too bad at the old DIY myself. Thanks for posting.

    Brian. :thumb:
     
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    thats quite a heavy bike on the back of a motorhome. Are you certain that the van has the spare weight capacity on the back axle including towbar, motorcycle carrier and the bike itself? you need to put the van fully loaded as if you were touring on a weighbridge first.

    nothing worse than being stopped by VOSA and finding out you're not legal and having to unload gear and the bike to continue your journey plus paying the fine on top. Apparently VOSA is clamping down on overloaded motorhomes and horseboxes, its easy targets and they make a good income stream.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I'll get weighed first then do the sums. Paying enough blinking tax as it is!
    Cheers
    Brian.
     
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    Hi Brian

    I have just taken the towbar off of my Autocruise Starfire, it is very heavy and having removed it my fuel consumption has improved by just over 1 mile per gallon!

    I live near Plymouth and would happily give my towbar to you free-of-charge, if you don't mind having to collect it and re-furbish it.

    Dick
     
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    Thanks for the offer Dick, I'll keep it in mind but after your comment and the others here, I'm having second thoughts about fitting one. I'm not a confident tugger which is why I wanted my bike on the towball (dry wieght 84kgs) rather than pulling a trailer. Perhaps I ought to invest in an electric bicycle instead (already got a bike rack). Anyone know anything about them? :Smile:
     
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